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[[File:Infographics at SudoRoom.JPG|thumb|right|SudoRoom thoughts become action through pictures]]
= Overview =  
= Overview =  


Learn to take complex data and condense information into powerful graphics that spur action resulting in positive economic and social change.  
* Learn to take complex data and condense information into powerful graphics that communicate, '''spur action''' resulting in positive economic and social change.  


Leave the session with a flyer, a powerpoint slide or a web graphic.  
* Take data from data.gov and create a 3D Printed model inspired by http://make.opendata.ch/wiki/doku.php?id=project:transport:tangiblestatistics


We'll review examples from the famous Tufte Book Visualizing Information. We'll also work with SudoRoom resident mathematicians to show how powerfully data can be visualized and change the course of events. We'll also learn from lessons made by famous comic book artists such as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, matt Groenig and Lynda Barry.
We'll review examples from the famous Tufte Book Visualizing Information. We'll also work with SudoRoom resident mathematicians to show how powerfully data can be visualized and change the course of events. We'll also learn from lessons made by famous comic book artists such as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, matt Groenig and Lynda Barry.


= Suggestions =  
= Open Source Tools =
 
SudoRoom is an open-source space.
 
We use open-source tools.
 
Focus will be on sketching infographics on pen and paper instead of focusing too much on an internet start-up that preassembles infographics for you.
 
Drawing will also enable you to escape the smart-art cliches found in most powerpoint presentations.
 
Good open source software:
 
* OpenOffice.org
* Inkscape
 
= Source Data =
 
Possible source data to work with
 
== Sources from SudoRoom & the Public School ==
 
We are all smart, opinionated people working towards positive social change. We'd love to draw as many interesting people with smart opinions as possible.
 
* [[User:Maximilianklein]] Sex ratios in Wikidata, wikipedia & the VIAF -http://hangingtogether.org/?p=2877
*  [[3DPrinting]] Documentation
* [[Community Democracy Project]] possibly Troy?
 
== Around the net ==
* Ryan K Fishman Portfolio http://www.behance.net/gallery/Homeless-Youth-Infographic/1154207


Please list suggestions for the class here.
[[File:Incarceration_of_Homeless_Youth.png|500px|Incarceration of homeless youth graphic]]
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